Friday, 16 October 2009

Al Gore Ignores Inconvenient Questions

Written by  Steven J. DuBord

Al GoreAl Gore was attending the Society of Environmental Journalists’ 19th Annual Conference in Madison, Wisconsin, held from October 7-11 this year, when one of the journalists asked some inconvenient questions.

That journalist was Phelim McAleer, the director of Not Evil Just Wrong: The True Cost of Global Warming Hysteria, a video documentary that, according to its website, “shows how Global Warming alarmism and the tax increases that go along with it are going to increase costs for working families during one of the worst recessions in living memory.” Not Evil Just Wrong “reveals the true human cost of Global Warming hysteria,” and will premiere nationwide on October 18.

McAleer’s question pointed out to Gore that a British High Court had found nine significant scientific errors in the former Vice President’s An Inconvenient Truth. McAleer simply wanted to know if Gore accepted the court’s findings, and if so, what he was doing to correct the errors. McAleer recorded the exchange and posted it on YouTube on October 9.

As can be seen in the video, instead of either refuting the court’s findings or promising to correct the errors, Gore simply ignores the questions long enough to allow McAleer’s fellow journalists to cut the microphone. So much for journalists doggedly pursuing the truth.

The incident did not go unnoticed though, and both Lou Dobbs of CNN and Neil Cavuto of Fox News featured McAleer on their programs for October 12. McAleer also appeared on Fox & Friends, and was invited by Dobbs to participate in an on-air debate with Fred Krupp, president of the Environmental Defense Fund.

Krupp insisted that the current cooling trend since 1998 (see “Is the Global Warming Debate Over?”) actually includes eight of the 14 warmest years on record. McAleer corrected Krupp that this simply isn’t true, and noted how flawed the computer models are that couldn’t even see this cooling trend coming: “Those great climate models that say we’re all going to die about 2050 missed this cooling period. In fact, if it cools much longer, it’ll be cooling longer than it warmed. And the same environmentalists who are now saying it’s warming, 20 and 30 years ago were saying we’re going to have an ice age.”

Despite the environmentalists’ track record of vacillating between fire and ice, they are nonetheless clinging to their mantra of doom that global warming is human-caused. Their strategy of demonizing carbon dioxide, something absolutely essential for plant life, remains the best way to promote Big-Government solutions that will do more to ruin America’s economy than to rein in global warming.

Not Evil Just Wrong
aims to refute the claims of radical environmentalism. It will debut around the country on October 18 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The producer’s website has a list of public premieres around the globe. Take a look at the trailer for Not Evil Just Wrong and decide for yourself if it is just the right thing to cool Global Warming fever.


Thumbnail photo of Al Gore: AP Images

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